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    Hey All

    Quick question for you all. I have a t410 with Optiumus. I also have the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3. My question is can I set up 3 displays...One will be a Dell 30" display with the dell active display port to dvi adaptor plugged into the display port, and then 2 x 24" monitors on the dvi ports on the dock. I think this is possible but just want to confirm.

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    that kinda sucks..You would think with having 2 dvi and 2 display port that 3 digital outputs would be possible
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    I think it might have something to do with the limitations of the laptop as well..
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    Quote Originally Posted by princealyy View Post
    I think it might have something to do with the limitations of the laptop as well..
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    I believe doing a triple display setup the way you are doing requires and AMD GPU that supports Eyefinity regardless of using Eyefinity or not.

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    You can run 4 monitors from the Optimus equipped Thinkpad (one of them is the internal LCD), the Eyefinity can only do three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lead_org View Post
    You can run 4 monitors from the Optimus equipped Thinkpad (one of them is the internal LCD), the Eyefinity can only do three.
    Actually, you can run four external.

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    so do you think my setup will work?
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    I don't think you can use two DVI and one DisplayPort connector on the dock at the same time. But I haven't tested it.

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    dvi/displayport combo only supports one output per one set, so if you use a dvi then the displayport right next to it gets disabled. So basically the dock can only support two digital video connection at the same time.

    @Halobox, can you use the displayport on the laptop when you have three screens running off the Dock series 3 plus?

 

 
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